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NCangler
03-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Hi folks. TackleMonkey.com (http://www.tacklemonkey.com) is now a GoPro Camera dealer! We're going to focus on the HD camera line and we've stocked the Surf Pro model which we think will work best for Kayak anglers and those that want to mount the camera on their boats. We believe this is going to be a great camera product for capturing your fishing adventure whether on a boat, kayak or walking the bank.

TackleMonkey | GoPro HD camera (http://www.tacklemonkey.com/GoPro_bymfg_5-2-1.html)

You can learn more about the GoPro HD camera system here: http://gopro.com/

Later today we'll be adding several options to the store including:
An attachable monitor
32GB storage card
Extra camera battery
Head mount
Chest mount
Rail mounts, etc.

Here is a sample of some of the HD video shot with the camera attached to a kayak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63TOHluqno

tcfisherman
03-28-2011, 07:09 PM
I've got a Hero Camera, they are great cameras but finding it very hard to work with the videos on the computer, but i'm not real smart on those things.........Tc

NCPIERMAN
03-28-2011, 07:21 PM
I've got a Hero Camera, they are great cameras but finding it very hard to work with the videos on the computer, but i'm not real smart on those things.........Tc

i feel your pain on that i have an hd video cam but when i download to youtube my videos look like garbage all fuzzy and out of wack,the ones with my camera are crisp and clean.
this camera in the tackle money seems cool hope its as easy to download them as it is to film them ;)

tcfisherman
03-28-2011, 07:48 PM
Tim, it's very eazy to use, just push a button and you are recording, but when it come to editing the file and try to turn it in to a movie and up load to you tube i'm as lost as last years easter eggs, if any one knows of a good eazy to use program please let me know, thanks.........Tc

jlr
03-28-2011, 07:52 PM
Very cool little camera. I stumbled across these when, on a whim, I was looking at ways I might be able to video fish underwater - ideally something remote from me, that could capture the strike.

Hopefully we'll get to see some interesting videos from members.

The simplest way I've seen, by far, to edit video for a novice is with iMovie on a Mac. Haven't done any video work on the Windows side in years, but is Windows Movie Maker or something like it still included?

NCPIERMAN
03-28-2011, 07:58 PM
yes i use windows movie maker but also cyberlinks power director problem is some video formats wont take on youtube so you have to reformat the film and thats where the probelm is when i go to a wmu it goes blurry from the hd quality,but if already in that format they come out great,that part i still cant get past

tcfisherman
03-28-2011, 07:59 PM
i just cant figure out how to use thw Windows Movie Maker........Tc

NCPIERMAN
03-28-2011, 08:03 PM
with windows movie maker you have to click on import videos or pictures choose where there at and click em to down load them too it then you can edit what you like and then click to save

jlr
03-28-2011, 08:07 PM
yes i use windows movie maker but also cyberlinks power director problem is some video formats wont take on youtube so you have to reformat the film and thats where the probelm is when i go to a wmu it goes blurry from the hd quality,but if already in that format they come out great,that part i still cant get past

Tim - I don't do much with youtube, but when reformatting, do you have an option to export to MPEG4 (.avi or mpg)? I think that's what youtube recommends. I've always had more issues with the Windows media formats (.wmv, .wmu, etc.) - when you upload in those formats, youtube would probably be re-compressing the video again, and I imagine that would be a pretty noticeable drop in quality.


i just cant figure out how to use thw Windows Movie Maker........Tc

Yeah, video editing software never seems to be as simple as it could be. I haven't used Windows Movie Maker in years, but it might be worth looking around for either a decent book or some good online resources for it, especially if you have one of those sweet little Hero cameras. I think it's a pretty popular program, so there's bound to be some good info out there.

NCPIERMAN
03-28-2011, 08:10 PM
Tim - I don't do much with youtube, but when reformatting, do you have an option to export to MPEG4 (.avi or mpg)? I think that's what youtube recommends. I've always had more issues with the Windows media formats (.wmv, .wmu, etc.)
yes it does and i think the wmv is the problem but im not sure im gonna try to do a test one in avi formatt


Yeah, video editing software never seems to be as simple as it could be. I haven't used Windows Movie Maker in years, but it might be worth looking around for either a decent book or some good online resources for it, especially if you have one of those sweet little Hero cameras. I think it's a pretty popular program, so there's bound to be some good info out there.

i like the power director its easy as can be until you have to change the formatt,that is getting the right one to be clear lol

NCangler
03-28-2011, 08:16 PM
I am a Mac guy and edit with Final Cut Pro but I'll do some research and try to come up with a decent editing solution on the PC side. Mike will probably be more help with that though cause he is using the Windows operating system. For anyone that needs to convert .mp4 to another format for Mac or PC to edit with try this free conversion utility called MPEG Streamclip:

Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows (http://www.squared5.com/)

I use it all the time professionally and it is wonderful. But when you convert to another file type from .mp4 your physical file size is going to increase so make sure you have the disk space for it. An external firewire drive or USB 2.0 would be helpful in that regard, but your computer must also be fast enough and have enough RAM memory to handle the HD footage. Hope this helps. :)

NCangler
03-28-2011, 08:23 PM
Anyone use this? AVS Video Editor: perfect for home video editing. Edit video easily! (http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Editor.aspx)

jlr
03-28-2011, 08:34 PM
+1 on MPEG Streamclip. Never used the Windows version, but the Mac version has come in handy many times, and you can't beat the price.

NCangler
03-28-2011, 08:37 PM
I just found this software for $99.99. Anyone used it?

Movie Edit Pro (http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/plus/)

There is a free trial download so it might be worth trying. Be sure to check your minimum requirements to make sure you're computer is beefy enough to run the software though. Here is an article on it from an end user:

How To Edit Your GoPro HD Videos with Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus 15 (http://www.highballblog.com/2010/02/how-to-edit-your-gopro-hd-videos-with.html)

Topsail Angler
03-28-2011, 08:37 PM
I use Avid's Pinnacle software for video editing. It's a scaled down professional level application. They publish it in several flavors depending on your needs.

Avid | Studio (http://shop.avid.com/store/category.do?category=pinnacle-studio)

The link below is a good entry level program, but don't be fulled by the word "entry" - the features will blow away the free stuff and most of the other "under $100" software out there.

Avid | Pinnacle Studio HD 15 (http://shop.avid.com/store/product.do;jsessionid=DBE871075DAC019577BB1E27316A3EB9.ASTPESD1?product=324782120737184)

It supports just about any format and all compression algorithms. Good stuff.

Flytyingyaker
03-28-2011, 09:04 PM
I just bought one and used it for the first time this weekend. It is easy to use and takes awesome videos. I use AVS video editor it was $39 dollars and easy to use. I couldn't get Windows movie maker to work with the go pro. I also upload all my videos to Vimeo. They allow 30 minutes of video and it seems to be a more serious website. Not so much garbage like you tube.

Here is the thread I started with video footage.

http://www.ncangler.com/forums/f32/fly-fishing-my-native-versa-board-30299.html

UncleSteveFishing
03-28-2011, 10:11 PM
This is addressed to anyone actively shooting with the Hero HD camera:

I recently saw some videos on YouTube that peaked my possible interest in the camera for underwater (of streams) this summer.

What I need for evaluation is: a 15 minute (or longer) raw clip as downloaded from the camera (mailed on DVD). Preferably typical fishing & boating scenery.

Reason?

* To evaluate the "HD" quality (can't tell from YouTube because they recompress everything further).
* To evaluate working with the HERO output using my current tools.

I currently use a Creative VADO HD,. If the scenery is waves on the water dominating the view, the H264 compressor goes into "video stutter" at 10-11 minutes. I want to avoid buying a vidcam that has the same problem ... and definitely want to buy one that doesn't have that problem and does "real" HD, not interpolated HD.

UncleSteveFishing
03-28-2011, 10:23 PM
I have over 200 fishing videos on YouTube.

As I indicated above, I use the Creative VADO HD (1st generation) vidcam plus a SanDisk Clip+ for audio recording.

My editing is done on Windows 2000 Pro and XP Pro:

* AviDemux for editing
* Audacity to retime the audio to match and then replace the audio stream from the VADO.

To create stills to be turned into short H264, I use IrfanView for resizing and Inkscape for SVG-based composition.

All of that is "free" open source software.

NCangler
03-29-2011, 12:30 AM
We've added a number of optional products for the GoPro HD Surf Hero to the Tacklemonkey.com store. Check them out here:

TackleMonkey | Camera Equipment (http://www.tacklemonkey.com/GoPro_bymfg_5-2-1.html)

jlr
03-29-2011, 04:12 AM
UncleSteve - it might be worth a shot to send a quick message to GoPro and see if they would be willing to either send you some raw footage, or maybe a link to download a sample file (though a 15+ minute HD file will be pretty large).

lefty
03-29-2011, 07:28 AM
Just noticed that TackleMonkey.com renders nicely on my iPhone - nice job!

Wyliecat
12-25-2012, 09:55 PM
I own four of the Go Pro cameras. My production company began using them on shoots a couple of years ago for ESPN and SPEED Channel on various outdoor show shoots and NASCAR features.

All of my YouTube fishing videos are shot with the Go Pro cameras. They are a LOT of camera for the money.